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Spring seminar series – Faculty of Education and Humanities

The Faculty of Education and Humanities are hosting a wide variety of research seminars this term. These events are open to everyone across the University, you can expect a warm welcome and interesting debate.

A full list of the upcoming programme as well as a selection of seminar posters are attached to this post.

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Faculty of Education and Humanities – Seminar Report

On 25th January, the Faculty of Education and Humanities hosted a seminar by Claire Dugan-Clements on Fathers’ and practitioners’ views of outdoor risky play.

A report is attached for those who were unable to attend.

For more information about this seminar or upcoming seminar events in the Faculty of Education, please contact Jane Murray –


Are you getting too many emails from GRANTfinder?

GRANTfinder is a funding database that all University staff can have access to. It holds information about a wide range of funding opportunities, from local to national schemes. This makes it a great place to start if you’re in the early stages of planning a project and would like to explore the kind of funds that are on offer or if you’re looking for the most suitable funder to submit a proposal to.

However, we’re aware that GRANTfinder can be a little, shall we say, enthusiastic, about the amount of emails it sends you. The default setting for GRANTfinder is for you to receive emails about all new funds and upcoming deadlines. However, this can be easily changed with just a few clicks!

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Research and Strategic Bidding Office – How are we doing?

Following on from the organisational changes around the University, we’re taking stock of the services we offer to make sure that we’re able to meet your needs. We’ve put together a brief (and anonymous!) survey to capture your feedback on what we offer and we’ll use the results from this to set our priorities for 2017.

 Please click here to access the survey.


Collecting Research Impact Evidence – Research Report from Vertigo Ventures

Vertigo Ventures have led a piece of research commissioned by HEFCE to develop guidance on research impact evidence.

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School of Education seminar – ‘I look away untul they have finished reading it!’ by Dr Michael Catchpool

The School of Education is hosting a seminar by Dr Michael Catchpool which focuses on children’s engagement with writing, particularly in the feedback process.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday 13th July, from 1-2pm in room S014 on Park Campus – all are welcome!

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